Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

February 13, 2015

GLAAD Black History Month profile: the Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey

Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey is the first ordained black lesbian pastor of the United Methodist Church. In her work, she proudly represents both the black and LGBT communities as a minister, educator, and activist.

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Join faith leaders to call for LGBT equality at the Texas state capitol

On Tuesday, clergy and faith leaders from across the state will gather at the Texas Capitol to issue calls – rooted in faith and Texas values – for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

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NJ judge to "ex-gay" programs: Being LGBT is not a disorder

Today, a New Jersey judge ruled that so-called "ex-gay" programs can't represent that being LGBT is a disorder in marketing materials. This is a part of a lawsuit that "ex-gay" survivors and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have against the Jewish "ex-gay" program, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH).

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GLAAD @ Work: Poll shows path ahead for LGBT acceptance, Creating Change, and more

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Photos: Take a look at GLAAD around Creating Change

GLAAD staff was all over the annual Creating Change conference in Denver this last week. We were fortunate to meet with several LGBT organizational partners, do presentations on using the media to advance equality, and even get to do some media advocacy work in Denver!

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New GLAAD report maps long road to full LGBT acceptance, despite historic legal advances

GLAAD surveys conducted by Harris Poll show some Americans still 'very uncomfortable' with LGBT families and co-workers

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GLAAD is on the ground at Creating Change. Come join us!

Heading to the Creating Change conference in Denver this weekend? Or maybe you are already there. In any case, GLAAD staff are hopping on a Southwest Airlines flight this week to share the best practices from our work, and meet with LGBT advocates from across the country. Stop by and say hi.

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GLAAD @ Work: Latino LGBT voices in Colorado, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more

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February 2, 2015

Ireland is moving ahead with more LGBT protections in employment and blood donations

Irish government is aiming to end two more discriminatory practices this upcoming year. Ireland’s health Minister Leo Varadkar, who last week came out as gay, has referred recommendations to revise restrictions on gay men donating blood; while Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has confirmed that religious-run schools and hospitals will by Easter 2015 be prevented from firing staff for being gay, divorced or an unmarried parent.

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February 2, 2015

Church of England Evangelical leader Jayne Ozanne comes out

In an interview with the Christian Today, Jayne Ozanne, Church of England Leader, has come out.

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